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Corot's Muse

Understanding the Past in the 21st Century

Germany's last Führer walks free from Spandau prison.

Images of the Norman castle, which was largely destroyed during the English Civil Wars. 

“United States, Showing the Relative Average Density of Existing Forests.” From Department of the Interior, Census Office,Sixteen Maps Accompanying Report On Forest Trees Of North America, By C.S. Sargent, 1884.

A round-up of some things we’ve enjoyed reading over the past week

Presepe (nativity scenes) in the Via San Gregorio Armeno

A round-up of some things we've enjoyed reading over the past week

 Major telegraph lines across the Earth in 1891

A round-up of some things we've enjoyed reading over the past week.

The shortlist for our annual award has been revealed.

Bearded presidents, a king in battle, Prairie architecture and more

Newsreel footage documenting the end of Prohibition in the United States.

A new visitor centre places the work of Bletchley Park within the broad history of the Second World War.

A few pictures of our suitably historic new abode.

Philippa Joseph reviews an exhibition at the National Gallery, London.

A map of women's political rights around the world, from 1892 until the present day.

The Night of the Long Knives, postage history and more.